Accession Number : AD0783544

Title :   Application of a Process Model to a Management Support System.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Pease,Marshall C.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The concept of a process model is developed and used as a basis for data organization for use in a Management Support System (MSS). The data organization is proposed as being useful for historical records that constitute the bulk of the information stored in an MSS. The concept of a process model, and the resultant data organization, is tested by considering its application to a variety of query types that are likely to be of importance to a manager. Other uses of the proposed data organization are also considered. Extensions of the process model are considered by combining the model with additional information that results in other types of models that are likely to be of direct value to a manager. A brief discussion is given of the possibilities of developing the concept of a process model into a hierarchy of process models. The possibility of including nonterminating process types also is considered. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Management information systems, *Decision making, Data bases, Information retrieval, Mathematical models, Problem solving

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE